Texas Ruling Could Weaken FCA's Statute Of Limitations

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT) -- By applying a little-known statute that prevents the expiration of fraud claims during times of war, a Texas court has given the federal government its first foothold for a new and aggressive argument that could demolish the False Claims Act's six-year statute of limitations if taken up by other courts, experts said.

In a suit that accuses BNP Paribas SA of defrauding a U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities guarantee program, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake rejected BNP Paribas' arguments that the case should be thrown out...
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